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How To: Add rhythmic variety to your solo on guitar with Jeff Marshal

Just playing the same sixteenth notes over and over and over again in your solos can become stale after a while, and even if you learn every scale and every lick in the world, if you play them all with the same rhythmic dictation, it can get stale fast and you will lose a lot of your audience members! In this fantastic video lesson, Jeff Marshal, instructor at Musician's Institute, gives you an in depth look into adding rhythmic varieties into your solos.

How To: Recognize and avoid poison ivy

Life is not always a walk in the woods, but when it is, make sure you don’t step in the poison ivy. Leaves of three, don't touch me or Leaves of three, let it be is a pretty good rule of thumb as poison ivy comes in many colors and varieties. This video nature safety tutorial shows how to look out for and prevent the uncomfortable burning that results from any contact with poison ivy.

How To: Make lamb meatballs with Mark Bittman

Meatballs are such a versatile, easy to make dish that you can whip up and serve no matter how busy you are. And there are many varieties: Italian meatballs, Swedish meatballs, etc. If you're feeling rather carnivorous tonight and want to get your fill of delicious meatball goodness, then watch this episode of The Minimalist by Mark Bittman for an easy meatball recipe.

How To: Choose a daylily variety for your garden

There are many different types of daylilies, and this video shows the different varieties and how to care for them. First they show a variety called Double Cutie and explain that you need to take off the wilted blossoms to get more blooms the following year. If the leaves are striped, it means there is an iron deficiency in the soil, and there are products you can get for that. There is a variety of daylily that is almost white, called Tuscawilla Tranquility. There are no daylilies that are p...

How To: Turn a steep backyard into a terraced garden

First of all you have to start by terracing all the lands. Now select the varieties of trees that you want and start planting them in your garden. These trees shall help you in checking soil erosion. You may also use rocks fro land scalping and also checking soil erosion. Now you can plant ‘daisies’ all around the garden. These grow very fast and then they help to bind all the soil together. However you have to check their growth because they compete with other plants for the nutrients. They ...

How To: Choose fruit trees

Doña Ana County Extension Agent John White and Master Gardener Benny Knudsen look at stone fruit trees on their tour of the "Garden of Weeden". The Mariposa Plum, the dwarf Stella Sweet Cherry, Elberta Peach, Tilton Apricot and the almond tree (which also belongs to the stone fruit family) are featured in this segment of Southwest Yard and Garden series. The suitability of these trees for a small garden is mentioned. Besides this, also discussed is the problem of late frost and its effect on ...

How To: Split an Apple in Half with Your Bare Hands

Have you ever looked at a piece of fruit and thought to yourself, "you suck, fruit, sitting there all smug and happy, I wish I could just destroy you here and now?" If so, read on—your favorite Fat-man is going to show you how you can get your revenge on that happy smug fruit sitting in your fridge by breaking an apple in half with your bare hands.

How To: Grow different types of garlic

You may know your onions but do you know your garlic? If not, you'll be well served by this gardener's guide, which presents an overview of the different varieties available for planting (including soft-neck, hard-neck and so-called elephant varieties) and provides tips on actually planting the stuff in your own garden.

How To: Choose plants that love shade with Lowe's

If you have a shady yard, you can still have a colorful garden. You just need to pick the right plants that do well in the shade. Caladium is a leafy plant with bright colored red, pink and green leaves. They do not tolerate cold weather and should be brought in over winter. Impatiens are popular annual flowers that grow in the shade. They look nice planted around the base of a tree or in containers. The flowers come in shades of pink, coral, white and red. Fuchsia is a beautiful flowering pl...

How To: Make buttercup squash

Randy, from The Simple Chef, demonstrates the simple method of how to cook buttercup squash. Randy is looking for something particularly simple to make, as he has promised dinner to a special girl, however it is obvious that he has recently been injured in an accident. He begins by quartering the squash, and hollowing it. He suggests scoring the remaining inside to allow the ingredients to get deeper into the squash. This technique of cooking squash can be used for any of the hard shelled win...

How To: Landscape with small leaf Rhododendrons for the winter

David Epstein shows a simple and yet creative way to add contrast to any garden with bare or no interest areas. To add a little extra winter color, David introduces three varieties of the "Small leaf Rhododendron" including; "Midnight Ruby", "Westons Mayflower" and "Dora Ainateis". Although these smaller leafed varieties require a little more sunlight, they do however produce flowers in Spring and hold their leaves all winter long. So, for a continuation of color throughout winter, be sure to...

How To: Eat starfish

Are you bored with ordinary meals? Why not tap into your adventurous side and try Starfish? Yes, that's right, those cute little fish that you see on the sand - you can eat them! So, if you are interested, check out this video and master the techniques needed to eat these spiny sea creatures.

How To: Make DIY Bay Rum aftershave

Bay Rum is one of the most sought-after varieties of aftershave, and is usually made via a complex process requiring much equipment. It need not be, however. Watch this video to learn how to make your own Bay Rum aftershave at home quickly and easily.

How To: Knit the double moss stitch

The double moss stitch or double seed stitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is just a knitting pattern alternating between two knit and two purl stitches. It's very easy to do, but comes in two varieties, American, with the right hand, and English, with the left hand. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the double moss stitch.

How To: Knit the moss stitch

The moss stitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is just a knitting pattern alternating between a knit and a purl stitch. It's very easy to do, but comes in two varieties, American, with the right hand, and English, with the left hand. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the moss stitch.

How To: Use pimenton de la vera or smoked paprika

If you've never tried Pimenton de la Vera -- smoked Spanish paprika -- you're missing out. Stirred into hummus, sprinkled on roasted potatoes or added to the secret family barbecue rub, the smoky flavor is almost addictive. It comes in hot and sweet varieties and has so many delicious uses it will become a staple in your spice rack.

How To: Make mini polymer clay doughnuts for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates very simple method of how to make miniature doughnuts from polymer clay. There are three varieties of doughnuts made sprinkled, glace and chocolate covered. These are very simple round doughnut. For this we need a plastic clay measure which has balls of different size. We have to start off with a little piece of clay, put in size E of the clay measure. Always put some extra and slice it off. Take it out. Make it into the size of a ball with your hands. Now m...

How To: Prepare a persimmon for eating

A persimmon is not ready to eat until it has a soft consistency like jelly or pudding, though the fruit can be harvested and brought inside while still hard, so long as the branch the fruit hangs from is picked along with it. One way to be sure that a persimmon is ready to eat, is to press a finger against the skin of the fruit. If a fingerprint is left, the persimmon is ripe and delicious. Once they start getting soft they go bad very quickly, so it's good to prepare them so you can eat them...

How To: Make sangria

There is no better addition to a barbecue than a classic sangria. Rebecca shows an easy way of making this Spanish punch. There are various types of sangria which can be prepared easily by just changing the flavor through the use of a variety of fruits.

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